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Once a month Latrina Wilcher goes out into the community to hand out slices of cake and pie in heart-shaped boxes.
Latrina's goal is to help the homeless people in Los Angeles "One Pastry at a time" these treats are not the healthiest in the world,but it costs money to get a cupcake or a cookie," said Wilcher, a south L.A. native. Latrina calls her project Sweet Tri Pastries. This concept began with Latrina's insatiable desire to help others. She Volunteers sharing her story and doing marketing for I am a GIRL, a documentary on the obstacles and perserverance of women fighting and equality in the 21st century. Latrina is writing a children's book to help other kids in the the foster care system cope wih their experiences. Tune in and support Latrina!
Danielle Smathers, Pastry Chef at Restaurant 356 at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, GA shares with Let's Eat Y'all host Andy Chapman about her work and experiences at Porsche Experience Center. Danielle is one of the featured chefs at the Sweetest Chefs of the South event on July 21 in Ridgeland, MS.
I had lots of questions still left to ask Ramya after our conversation last time and she is coming back to get those answered for you.
We'll talk about the pricing structure of a pastry chef. After all the cakes, and cupcakes look effortless, but we know there is a lot of work that goes into the whole process, but we probably never considered that with regard to the pricing. Ramya, will help us understand.
We found out that buttercreme is making a resurgence and that off-beat tiers and fantasy cakes & cupcakes, as well as cookies are on the horizon.
Join me again, as Ramya further enlightens us on the baking trends of 2016.
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In 2012, the future founder of Voilà Chocolat, Peter, was hosting his daughter's make-your-own arts & crafts themed birthday party. He noticed how everyone at the party both kids and adults alike became joyfully immersed in their creativity, similar to how he felt whenever he made chocolates as a trained chocolatier. That was the first moment when he knew he had to create Voilà Chocolat, to share that feeling and that magic with others. After extensive research and planning, Peter began to assemble a "dream team" to help him bring Voilà Chocolat to life. He recruited a diverse team, from a nationally-recognized Master Chocolatier and pastry chef to a senior chocolate scientist, to create a unique place where everyone, not only trained chocolatiers, could experience the fun and magic of crafting beautiful, delicious chocolates with friends, family and colleagues. As an artistic material, chocolate is endlessly fascinating, complex, and creative to work and play with. The Voilà Chocolat team now want everyone to come and discover for themselves the surprisingly rewarding and entertaining experience of making chocolates.Voilà Chocolat’s “dream team” consists of a diverse set of professionals who bring unique skills and passion.We are led by our Founder and Chief Cacao Nut, Peter Moustakerski, and our Master Chocolatier, Christophe Toury.Peter is a visionary entrepreneur with a lifelong passion for chocolate. After relocating from Bulgaria to China and co-founding a confectionary company there that he ran for 10 years.Christophe was born in Chartres, France and began his career at the Ritz in Paris. He has been named by Pastry Art & Design Magazine as one of the 10 Best Pastry Chefs in America. EVERY DAY 10am - 9pm 221 West 79th Street, NYC (at 79th & Broadway) 212.920.8799
How do you find your voice and express yourself when you are the youngest of seven children? The answer: You take a lifelong passion and turn it into a sweet, artistic success! Pastry Chef Padua Player is as dedicated as they come and he is serious about his desserts! Coming from humble beginnings and the home of a single parent, Chef Padua learned a lesson very early, in work ethic and tenacity. Chef Padua has been praised for his work by Vice President Biden, featured in The Washington Post, on TLC’s Platinum Weddings and was a competitor on Food Network’s Sweet Genius hosted by famed Pastry Chef, Ron Ben Israel. His latest victory includes winning The 2013 Capital Food Fight’s High Stakes Cake Battle in DC, hosted by Duff Goldman. Chef Padua has provided his sweet delicacies to countless singers, comedians and actors. He has also launched his line of signature dessert sauces and jams available now.
Chef Elliott is honored to share his technical skills and culinary wisdom of his friend and colleague: THE DISTINGUISHED AND PHENOMENAL, Owner of “Knead...Baked Goods”, Celebrity Chef Jackie Mazza!!!
Chef Jackie Mazza is a New Jersey Pastry Chef and Artisan who has been in the culinary industry for thirteen years, spending the majority of her career serving as the Executive Pastry Chef for the acclaimed The Frog and the Peach, in downtown New Brunswick, New Jersey. She attended the Art Institute of NYC for Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management as well as Baking and Pastry. After wrapping up her tenure as head baker for a New York based bread-company, she came home to Jersey and founded “Knead…Baked Goods”.
TUNE-IN THIS WEEK AS Chef Elliott is honored to share the technical skills and culinary wisdom of his friend and colleague, THE DISTINGUISHED AND PHENOMENAL, FOUNDER, OWNER AND OPERATOR OF THE SUGARSWEET COOKIE + CAKE STUDIO, CELEBRITY PASTRY CHEF DAVID BENTON!!!!
Pastry Chef David spent 2 years teaching himself the art of cake making and designing with only YouTube tutorials and baking books to guide him. Pastry Chef David has been featured in magazines like Cuisine Noir, Basil, Modern Flavor and Munaluchi Bride. His work has been featured in blogs like 100 Layer Cake and he has been interviewed on numerous online radio programs.
Blueshirt Underground Radio returns from summer vacation for a little impromptu show. We'll discuss the latest going on as the team heads into training camp for its 90th season, Traverse City, the apparent resurrection of Lazarus Zucarello, the hiring of Jim's most hated Ranger of all time, and whatever else comes to mind.
We may even venture off topic, as we often do, so who knows what we'll talk about. We'll also be taking your calls as always at 646-478-4692
Join us tonight for an hour of hilarity and hockey talk.
Today Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian welcomes Pastry chef and cookbook author, Fran Costigan, to share Chocolate desserts for the holidays from her new book, Vegan Chocolate Dessert: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts. Then Rockstar Vegan, Laura Cheadle joins us with her best holiday tips!
Speaking of the holidays! Laura Theodore’s books, DVDs and CDs make perfect gifts for the holidays! Holiday savings are now available at www.vegan-ease.com, www.jazzyvegetarian.com or AMAZON!
Pastry chef, culinary instructor and cookbook author, Fran Costigan is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Her lively classes include the Costigan Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. Fran’s latest book is, Vegan Chocolate Desserts. She is an advisory board member of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Foods, Vegan Trade Council and Main Street Vegan Academy. Visit: www.francostigan.com.
Laura Cheadle, the Rockstar Vegan, lives the hectic, busy life of a popular musician, and is eager to share her ideas with us, along with songs and clips from her award-winning, rockin’ recordings. Laura has five successful albums out and she has opened for The Jonas Brothers, Spin Doctors, Garland Jeffreys, John Oates/Hall and Oates, and Average White Band among others.
Today's Left of Str8 Show is LIVE after a two week break with three fantastic guests. You can catch the Left of Str8 Show on Blog Talk Radio every Tuesday from 5-7pm EST / 2-4pm PST. Your host, Scott Fullerton discusses issues that affect our LGBT Community and Allies, along with interviews from some fantastic guests from the world of Entertainment, Foodies, and Books.
My first guest today is Singer/Prodocer/Entertainer, Trevor Page. Born in a small town in Florida, and now living his dreams creating and producing music in Southern California, Trevor has a new album out, "Oligarchy," and is here to talk about it, his life growing up in small town Florida as a biracial youth and discovering that he is part of the LGBT Community. You can listen to his new music all over and follow him on social media and thru his website.
Jason Dottley is another hugely talented and multi-faceted entertainer who is an actor, singer, comedian, and producer, who has just wrapped a 40 city tour with his one-man comedy show, "Life On The gAy List," as well as just putting out a World Record Breaking Music Video. Jason is sure to bring the funny, and the juicy, as well as talk about what it takes to be a top 25 Billboard Entertainer.
My final guest today is currently competing on the Food Network's, "Holiday Baking Championship," on Sunday evenings, and has quite a story himself, being a Broadway dancer for many years, before entering pastry school, and now owning his own Bed and Breakfast Inn. I am so excited to bring Steve Konopelski on the show to talk about his amazing past, his exciting present, and what the future holds for him.
The Women Are Worthy Radio show is proud to present Vernon and Dr.Fabia Moxey. This couple has done a wonderful job of raising a Mini Mogul.. Meet 9 year old... Taylor the Chef. This tiny baker runs a thriving and booming baking business out of Mami, Florida. Tune in and you will be INSPIRED!!
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My guest today is Alex Finley. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He shares his story of how he created a successful pastry food truck business. For more information, visit: SweetWheelsBakery.com
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